South Pas Rose Parade Float Is Close To The Finish Line

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South Pasadena Rose Parade Float “Never Give Up” Is Close To The Finish Line


There’s been some rain in South Pasadena.  Earlier today, I went to once again check out progress for the city of South Pasadena’s float entry in the 128th annual Tournament of Roses Parade.   South Pasadena has the oldest self-built float in the parade(and one of only six self-built floats in the parade out of 40 entries this year).


South Pasadena 2017 Rose Parade Float Never Give Up


This is an all-volunteer effort by South Pas which is known for its small town appeal despite being approximately six miles from Downtown Los Angeles. This year’s float is entitled “Never Give Up” and is a part of the overall parade theme “Echoes of Success”.   As is the custom here, South Pasadena’s entry was chosen as part of a city-wide contest.


As Monday, January 2, 2017 rapidly approaches, activity continues at and near the tent at the South Pasadena War Memorial.  This year’s entry(according to the organization’s Facebook fan page) has about 85% or more of the surface area covered with fresh flowers.  The other percentage is comprised of dry decorating(bark and seeds).   Lots of last minute placement of flowers in vials will ensure that the float will impress hundreds of thousands that will line up along Colorado Boulevard and the world(via television).  


Remember the Tournament of Roses has a Never on Sunday policy so this year’s parade will be held on Monday, January 2, 2017.


And if you have a question regarding South Pasadena real estate contact me at 818.516.4393 cell.  


See my other recent reports on this year’s South Pasadena float entry:


South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Float

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Float Progress Report

Published:  December 30, 2016


South Pasadena Rose Parade Float “Never Give Up” Is Close To The Finish Line



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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - It's looking good. I'm probably going to have to rely on your photos, since it looks like I've got an appointment on Monday.

Dec 30, 2016 03:22 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Michael

It fun to read all the updates and see some of the floats as they get close to being finished. The excitement must be mounting in Pasadena!


Dec 30, 2016 04:03 PM #2
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael, I really like this year's theme for the South Pasadena's float. Very impressive to have that many volunteers come together.  

Dec 30, 2016 04:17 PM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Excellent coverage Michael. You did a great job with your photos and description.

Dec 30, 2016 05:25 PM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for keeping us updated with the South Pasadena float, Michael.  Looks like they are making some great progress.

Dec 30, 2016 06:04 PM #5
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

So much hard work to be seen for just a couple of hours and then to be put away for another year

Dec 30, 2016 07:33 PM #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 We have a daffodil festival in our neck of the woods. We cater both to a Marine Parade and a 5 city street parade. I never knew how many daffodils it took to cover either a boat or a float. It is mind boggling Michael Jacobs 

Dec 30, 2016 08:22 PM #7
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael it is always fun to see what gets accomplished in the last 8 hours before the Parade:))Endre

Dec 30, 2016 09:53 PM #8
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I picked this graphic special for you.  I think you can guess WHY. 


Dec 31, 2016 05:20 AM #9
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Michael, I have already set my DVR for the parade! What a great theme for 2017!

Dec 31, 2016 06:14 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Michael,  what happens if it rains, do they still do the parade?  Have a Happy New Year!


Dec 31, 2016 09:29 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks Michael. Thoughts of your world tomorrow as we watch the parade. Happy New Year. 

Dec 31, 2016 09:39 AM #12
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Will Hamm -- Even if there is rain, the parade goes on.  According to the Tournament of Roses there was rain in 1895, 1899, 1906, 1910, 1916, 1922, 1934, 1937, 1955 and 2006.  

Coincidentally, in 2006, I was in Palm Springs for the weekend and coming back to Pasadena on Monday, January 2 in the rain.   Hopefully the rain we have been experiencing the last couple of days will make the skies even bluer and the air extra crisp although the forecast is for clouds. The temperature on parade day is expected to be in the 50s.  

Dec 31, 2016 09:51 AM #13
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Now I can tell what it is and it looks great.  The parade will be a lot of fun for everyone!

Dec 31, 2016 09:54 AM #14
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Here's hoping it stops raining on Monday for the parade!We will be looking to you for that photo of Never Give Up, as we are busy on Monday.  Happy New Year!  A

Dec 31, 2016 09:57 AM #15
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Michael, Never knew the parade had a "never on Sunday" policy.  I like it :)  Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2016 10:14 AM #16
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I think you should consider becoming a volunteer for this event.  It would be so much fun for you!

Dec 31, 2016 06:23 PM #17
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have enjoyed your updates on the float and hope to see the parade on Monday.

Dec 31, 2016 07:56 PM #18
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

The Tournament of Roses parade is over and in the next couple of days I will have a post highlighting some of the floats.   

Thank you very much for stopping by and your comments.  Here's wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and successful 2017.  

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